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HDB introduces new package deal for BTO flat buyers

HDB offers doors and sanitary fittings under latest option

Published on Oct 27, 2012 6:00 AM
 
Mr Muhammad Suhaimi, who bought a four-room Yishun flat a year ago and opted for door fittings from HDB, said he was perplexed when told that private contractors offer similar fittings at cheaper rates. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

The Housing Board has introduced a doors-and-sanitary fittings package for Build-To-Order (BTO) flats launched from September.

The package costs between $3,190 and $4,330, depending on the flat type.

Home owners say this scheme goes some way to address concerns about the cost of the HDB's doors-only package, which costs about $3,000 on average for four- and five-room flats.

Under HDB's Optional Component Scheme (OCS), buyers can opt to pay for extra finishes such as flooring and internal doors. They pick their options when selecting their flat at HDB Hub, and can use their Central Provident Fund or mortgage loan for this.

 
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Background story

PRICE DISPARITY

Why are private contractor rates cheaper? HDB is buying and installing in bulk. It doesn't make sense to me.

- Mr Muhammad Suhaimi, on the difference in rates for door fittings


What it costs

  • Punggol Edge

(Build-To-Order five-room flat)

Launched in: May 2012

Flooring for living/dining room and bedrooms: $5,900

Internal doors: $2,830

  • Keat Hong Quad

(Build-To-Order five-room flat)

Launched in: September2012

Flooring for living/dining room and bedrooms: $6,100

Internal doors and sanitary fittings: $4,330